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Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Seeks Comments on New Home Health Quality Measure »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with RTI International and Abt Associates to further...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Florida Legislative Session in Review »
Updated on March 27, 2018 Florida lawmakers adjourned the 2018 legislative session on Sunday, March 11 after more than...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Instructs MACs on Three Percent Rural Add-On Adjustment »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request 10531 , which provides instructions to t...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Posts Home Health Cost Report Changes, Including Electronic Signature Checkbox »
As reported previously , the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been working to allow Medicare provid...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reaffirming Importance of Home Health Care »
FloridaPolitics.com Staff Report This week, more than 30 Florida home care agency leaders – including board and sta...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS to Hold Open Door Forum on IMPACT Act »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be holding a special Open Door Forum entitled “The IMPACT Act and Im...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Revised OASIS Assessment Tool »
In the March 12 Federal Register, CMS posted the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice for the revised Outcome and Assess...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health Agency Sues Hospital for Violations Related to Patients' Right to Freedom of Choice »
American Home Healthcare System, Inc; a free standing home health agency in Indiana, has sued Floyd Memorial Hospital and...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
OIG Reports on Vulnerability of Recertification Survey Lists »
A recent Department of Health and Human Resources study by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that home hea...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMMI to Conduct Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Survey »
Several home health agencies (HHAs) have received a letter from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) a...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Announces Clinical Templates for Home Health Agencies »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a Special Open Door Forum on two new clinical templates/clin...
Monday, March 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
February CMS Open Door Forum Debriefing »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum took place on Febru...
Monday, March 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC to Senator: We Want to Stamp out Sex Harassment in Home Care »
In response to a letter from Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) raising concern about sexual harassment in the home care industry...
Monday, March 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Me, Too! for Home Care Providers »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. The first and most important thing is this: Harassment of home care staff is unacceptable....
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Listen to Patients and Their Families: Dead People Don't Move or Do They? »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. On January 31, 2018, The Washington Post reported on the case of Michael Cleveland in an ar...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Set To Launch Option for Electronic Cost Report Submission »
As part of the Fiscal Year 2018 hospital payment rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized p...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration’s Proposed FY2019 Budget Ups Ante on Medicare/Medicaid Program Integrity »
The President’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget release on Monday includes a slate of Medicare and Medicaid program integrity prop...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHGM TEP Materials Now Available, Usability Study for Home Care Nurses »
Abt Associates convened a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) on February 1, 2018 to collect perspectives, feedback, and recommen...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Budget Calls for Cuts to Home Health, Medicare, and Medicaid »
President Donald Trump’s 2019 federal budget, entitled “Efficient, Effective, Accountable,” calls for cuts to home health,...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Three Threats to Home Health in the FY2019 Budget »
On Monday, February 12, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. This annual event, occurring every February,...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Eyes Plan for Health Care During Hurricanes »
By Christine Sexton, POLITICO During the next major storm, Florida may turn to university faculty and even students en...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unprecedented Changes Coming to Medicaid Program »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. In an editorial in The Washington Post on February 4, 2018, entitled "Making Medicaid a Pat...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Last Week on Capitol Hill Meant for Home Health Care »
Last week was a wild and very impactful one for home care, and many changes will be occurring in the coming years in our i...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Says New Medicare Pay Rules Will Expand Telehealth »
Soon-to-be-released Medicare payment rules will make it easier for providers to use telehealth services, Centers for Medic...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC: Continuing Resolution in Congress is a “Mixed Bag” for Home Health »
Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives released legislative language for another short-term Continuing Resolut...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is it "Lawyer Dog" or "Lawyer, Dog?" »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Previous articles covered the importance of providers' words, including a Texas hospice owner...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS To Expand Medicare Settlement Conference Facilitation Program Starting April 2018 »
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has announced that the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health Quality Updates »
Correction of Home Health Review and Correct Report The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determi...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Okays Non-Skilled Home Care Benefit in Medicare Advantage »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last Thursday that non-skilled in-home care will be incl...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Policy Clarification and Updates to Covered Supplies »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new communications to its contractors that impact home h...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RAISE Family Caregivers Act Signed Into Law »
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to announce that the bipartisan Recognize, Assist,...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Home Health Claims Processing Updates »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request 10372 , which addresses three issues rel...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Releases Revised CoPs Protocols »
On January 17, 2018 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued revised home health Conditions of Partic...
Monday, January 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How To Contest Survey Deficiencies »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. New Conditions of Participation (CoPs) went into effect for home health agencies on January...
Monday, January 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS January 17 Open Door Forum Summary of Home Health Issues »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its January Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum on...

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